Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tafi Abuipe: One of the major Kente-weaving centre

Tafi Abuipe is a small village to the southwest of Tafi Atome and is one of the major kente-weaving centres in Ghana. Its also the best place to visit because most of the weavers work outdoors. 
Kente-weaving, with its colourful geometric designs, is an ancient Ghanian craft, popularly associated with Asante but also practiced in the area around Ho and Hohoe.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Ghana: Tafi Monkey Sanctuary

Tafi Monkey Sanctuary is a traditional conservation area situated in the Volta Region of Ghana. Tafi Atome is the home of Mona and Patas monkeys. These monkeys are regarded as gods and are protected by tradition. They live in a remnant patch of forests around the village.